This Former Marine Stole A Truck, Transported Dozens Of Victims To Hospital After Las Vegas Shooting

As a gunman opened fire on thousands of country music fans enjoying an outdoor concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, a 29-year-old former marine Taylor Winston instantly sprang into action to selflessly rescue the hundreds of wounded concertgoers.

Amid the carnage, Winston commandeered an empty truck which had the keys left inside, using it to transport dozens of wounded victims to the nearest hospital.

The military veteran, who joined the Marines at age 17 and served two tours in Iraq, said he loaded some of the most critical victims into a stolen truck and sped to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center – all before ambulances had arrived on scene, reports “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell.

“Me and a friend went and got a few drinks and found our other friends near the side stage and we just kind of posted up there to watch and enjoy the concert,” Winston said.

Winston, and girlfriend Jenn Lewis, were dancing the two-step, stage right moments before the gunfire began.

“People started scattering and screaming and that’s when we knew something real was happening,” Winston said.

“The shots got louder and louder, closer to us and saw people getting hit, it was like we could be hit at any second. Once we got to the fence, I helped throw a bunch of people over, and got myself over,” Winston said. “It was a mini war zone but we couldn’t fight back.”

“I saw a field with a bunch of white trucks. I tested my luck to see if any of them had keys in it, first one we tried opening had keys sitting right there. I started looking for people to take to the hospital,” Winston said. “There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere.”

The Marine squeezed the victims into the back seat and spread them across the bed of the truck.

“Once we dropped them off, we were like well, let’s go back for round two and go get some more,” he said. “I transported probably 20 to 30 people injured to the hospital.”

“I think a lot of my training in the military helped me in the situation. We needed to get them out of there regardless of our safety,” he said.

Winston rejects the “hero” label.

“There was a lot of bravery and courageous people out there. I’m glad that I could call them my country folk,” he said.

Winston returned the keys to the owner of the truck Monday night.

Here’s the truck owner’s text conversation with Winston: